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CFPB Your Money Your Goals Toolkit Training

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The free Your Money Your Goals (YMYG) Toolkit designed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) makes it easy and customizable to set client financial goals, choose financial products and build money management skills for social service providers who aren’t experienced with such things. Neighborhood Partnerships is part of a team charged with getting the toolkit in the hands of more Oregonians.

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CFPB Your Money Your Goals Toolkit Training

  1. 1. Your Money, Your Goals A FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT TOOLKIT FOR SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS
  2. 2. Your Money, Your Goals Introduction 2
  3. 3. Money and Me List all of the words, phrases, sayings, songs, or other associations you have with the word money. 3
  4. 4. Money and Me 4 Money: any generally accepted medium of exchange
  5. 5. Money: What does it mean?  Where do our associations about money come from?  How do these associations reflect our attitudes and feelings about money?  How are our attitudes and feelings related to our behaviors and actions?  What does this mean when we are working with clients? 5
  6. 6. Your Money, Your Goals Overview of the training and introductions 6
  7. 7. Training purpose 7 Orientation to the Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment tools Strategies for using the toolkit The tools, knowledge and confidence to provide financial empowerment to your clients
  8. 8. Training objectives By the end of the training, you will be able to:  Connect financial empowerment with your program and client outcomes.  Demonstrate increased confidence in your own knowledge about core financial management topics.  Assess clients’ financial condition or situation.  Provide the right financial content at the right time in the context of your case work with clients based on assessment. 8
  9. 9. Training objectives By the end of the training, you will be able to:  Use specific tools to help your clients reach their own goals in different cultural and situational contexts.  Access and use tools and materials available at www.consumerfinance.gov.  Make appropriate and specific referrals to help clients manage their financial challenges.  Know where to go for unbiased information or help in working with clients. 9
  10. 10. Training presenter The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit for consumers, as well as the training materials presented today. These materials are being presented to you by a local non-profit organization. The organizations or individuals presenting these materials are not agents or employees of the CFPB, and their views do not represent the views of the Bureau. The CFPB is not responsible for the advice or actions of these individuals or entities. The Bureau appreciates the opportunity to work with the organizations that are presenting these materials. 10
  11. 11. Introductions  Share name  Organization  “What do you expect or hope to get from this training?” 11
  12. 12. 12 Your Money, Your Goals Introduction to the CFPB and financial empowerment
  13. 13. Introduction to the CFPB The CFPB’s mission is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. 13
  14. 14. Introduction to the CFPB 14 EDUCATION ENFORCEMENT STUDY
  15. 15. Why case managers? 15 Access Trust Opportunity for providing financial empowerment
  16. 16. Financial empowerment 16 What is financial empowerment? How is it different than financial education, financial literacy, financial capacity, or other commonly used terms?
  17. 17. Benefit / Cost analysis What are the benefits and costs of financial empowerment  For you?  For your clients?  For your program? 17
  18. 18. 18 Your Money, Your Goals An orientation to the toolkit
  19. 19. Organization of Your Money, Your Goals Introductory modules  Module 1: Introduction to the toolkit  Module 2: Assessing the situation  Module 3: Starting the conversation  Module 4: Emotional & cultural influences on financial decisions  Module 5: Using the toolkit 19
  20. 20. Organization of Your Money, Your Goals Content modules  Module 6: Setting goals  Module 7: Saving for the unexpected, emergencies, & goals  Module 8: Managing income & benefits  Module 9: Paying bills & other expenses  Module 10: Managing cash flow  Module 11: Dealing with debt  Module 12: Improving credit reports & scores  Module 13 Evaluating financial service providers, products, & services  Module 14: Protecting consumers rights 20
  21. 21. Organization of Your Money, Your Goals 21
  22. 22. Where would you start if your client... 1. Felt overwhelmed by debt? 2. Felt like she couldn’t make ends meet? 3. Wants to buy a car and get the best rate she can for the money she must borrow? 4. Wants to understand direct deposit and payroll cards? 5. May qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? 22
  23. 23. Using the toolkit with clients 23 Learn Toolkit content Increase comfort with the tools Introduce financial empowerment into case management Capture outputs and outcomes
  24. 24. What would you do if your client... 1. Wants to file for bankruptcy? 2. Wants to know how to respond to a creditor’s threat to sue? 3. Is facing eviction? 4. Is facing foreclosure? 5. Is not able to provide enough food for herself and other members of her household? 6. Is in danger of losing her car due to nonpayment? 7. Wants to take out a debt consolidation loan? 8. Wants to know how to finance her child’s college? 24
  25. 25. Your Money, Your Goals The role of referral 25
  26. 26. The role of referral No one person knows everything. Know your limits and when to refer! 26
  27. 27. 27 Your Money, Your Goals Assessing the situation and starting the conversation
  28. 28. Self-Assessment Complete Tool 1: Financial empowerment self-assessment Reflection Questions  How did you feel about completing this assessment?  Were there topics you knew more about than you thought you would?  What topics would you like to learn more about?  How can you learn more about them? 28
  29. 29. Situation Assessment A picture of conditions today used to inform and plan for actions to change conditions in the future 29
  30. 30. Workflow Analysis 30 Review Workflow Analysis Tool: Brainstorm specific opportunities for beginning the financial empowerment conversation with clients.
  31. 31. 31 Your Money, Your Goals Module 6: Setting goals
  32. 32. Setting goals  Work toward making your future better.  Prioritize how you spend your money so that it goes toward things that really matter to you.  Measure and track your progress toward getting the things you want out of life.  Take pride in bettering your life and the lives of your children. 32
  33. 33. SMART Goals 33 Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-framed
  34. 34. Hopes, wants, and dreams vs. strong goal 34 I want to get out of credit card debt I will pay down $1,000 of my debt in the next year.
  35. 35. Calculating amount to set aside each week 35 Total Amount Needed Number of weeks to reach goal Amount to set aside each week
  36. 36. 36 Your Money, Your Goals Module 11: Dealing with debt
  37. 37. Dealing with debt  What is debt?  How is debt different from credit?  How is secured debt different from unsecured debt? 37
  38. 38. Good debt, bad debt 38
  39. 39. Tool 1: Debt management worksheet On the debt management worksheet, you will include:  The person, business, or organization you own money to;  The amount you owe them;  The amount of your monthly payment; and  The interest rate you are paying and other important terms. To complete this worksheet, you may need to get all of your bills together in one place. 39
  40. 40. Tool 2: Debt-to-income worksheet 40 Total month debt payment (from Tool 1) Divided by: Monthly gross income Equals: Your current debt-to-income ratio
  41. 41. Tool 2: Debt-to-income worksheet Renters  Consider maintaining a debt-to-income ratio of .15 - .20, or 15% - 20%, or less. Homeowners  Consider maintaining a debt-to-income ratio of .28, or 28%, or less for just the mortgage (home loan), taxes, and insurance.  Consider maintaining a debt-to-income ratio for all debts of .36, or 36%, or less. 41
  42. 42. Tackling Debt 42 What order would you address these debts? What is your strategy? Why?
  43. 43. Tool 3: Debt reduction worksheet  The two primary methods for reducing debt are:  Highest interest rate method  Snowball method  Consider the pros and cons of each. 43
  44. 44. Tool 4: Student loan debt  Federal student loans versus private student loans  Options for federal student loan repayment  Standard payment  Graduated payment  Extended payment  IBR  Pay as you earn  Consolidated loan 44
  45. 45. Tool 5: When debt collectors call 45
  46. 46. Know your rights The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers from harassment:  Repeated phone calls intended to annoy, abuse, or harass  Obscene or profane language  Threats of violence or harm  Publishing lists of people who refuse to pay their debts  Calling you without telling you who they are  Using false, deceptive, or misleading practices 46
  47. 47. 47 Your Money, Your Goals Module 12: Understanding credit reports and scores
  48. 48. Understanding credit reports & scores  Header/identifying information  Public record information  Collection agency account information  Credit account information  Inquiries made to your account 48
  49. 49. Reading a credit report 1. Who does this credit report belong to? 2. Where does this person live? 3. Where does he work? How long has he worked there? 4. Does he have public records? If yes, describe it (them). 5. Is he late on any of his accounts? If yes, describe. 49
  50. 50. Reading a credit report 6. Are any of his accounts in good standing? If yes, describe. 7. What are the balances of his accounts in the account information section? 8. Does he have accounts in collection? What is the balance owed in collections? 9. What do his inquiries tell you? 10. What is your opinion of this person’s credit history. Is it positive or negative? 50
  51. 51.  Banks and credit unions  Credit card companies  Service providers (cell phone companies and utility companies)  Insurance company  Landlords  Potential or current employers Reasons credit reports & scores are important 51
  52. 52. Credit Reporting Entities 52
  53. 53. Ordering, reviewing, and improving  Ordering  Use Tool 1  Reviewing  Use Tool 2  Credit report review checklist • Ensure ALL information is correct— personal information, public record information, account/trade information, collection account information. • Make sure negative information is not being reported longer than it should be.  Improving  Use Tool 3 • Improving credit reports and scores 53
  54. 54. 54 Your Money, Your Goals Self-Study Modules
  55. 55. Your Money, Your Goals Module 7: Saving for the unexpected, emergencies, and goals 55
  56. 56. 56 Your Money, Your Goals Module 8: Managing income and benefits
  57. 57. 57 Your Money, Your Goals Module 9: Paying bills and other expenses
  58. 58. 58 Your Money, Your Goals Module 10: Managing cash flow
  59. 59. 59 Your Money, Your Goals Module 13: Evaluating financial service providers, products, and services
  60. 60. 60 Your Money, Your Goals Module 14: Protecting consumer rights
  61. 61. Additional resources For additional resources, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ If you have a consumer complaint, visit: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/ 61
  62. 62. 62 Your Money, Your Goals Closing
  63. 63. Closing  What is the most important thing you are taking away from this training?  What is something you would like to learn more about? 63

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